Famine film Black ’47 was the highest grossing Irish film of the year in Ireland.

The film, which was set during the Irish famine, took in more than €1.5 million ($1.7 million) at the domestic box office, The Sunday Times reports.

Directed by Dublin-based director Lance Daly, Black ’47 was the first film to ever tackle the setting or subject of the Irish famine.

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The story follows Conaught ranger Martin Feeney (James Frecheville), who returns to Ireland after fighting for the British Army to find his family dead or decimated by hunger, sparking a quest for revenge. Hugo Weaving, Moe Dunford, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Greene, Stephen Rea and Barry Keoghan also star.

Although the film produced remarkable figures in Ireland, it bombed in the US box office, grossing just $33,471 in three weeks. The film received mixed reviews abroad, especially in the UK.

In Ireland, Black ’47 was the first Irish film to pass the million-euro mark since The Young Offenders in 2016.

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